Dartmouth College in Hanover NH is just 20 minutes from Woodstock and the Charleston House.
An easy drive to the picturesque college town and the Hood Museum.
Cecilia Beaux, Maud DuPuy Darwin
, 1889, pastel on warm gray paper laid down on canvas. Promised gift to the Hood Museum of Art from Russell and Jack Huber, Class of 1963. On view in the exhibition Embracing Elegance, 1885-1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection
Colossal head of a god, Dynasty 30 (380-343 BCE), granodiorite. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Estate of Mary C. Rockefeller, Class of 1930W, and her son, Rodman Rockefeller, Class of 1954; S.999.52. On view in the exhibition Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art.
The exhibitions program of the Hood Museum of Art represents one of the most important means by which the museum fulfills its primary mission: to foster a greater appreciation of the visual arts as a medium for the expression of ideas and cultural values. The exhibitions presented by the museum are intended to contribute to scholarship in art history and related disciplines and to offer insight into the artistic production of many different historical periods and cultures. In addition to ongoing displays from its permanent collection, the museum also presents approximately eight special exhibitions each year, covering a broad range of topics, and two teaching exhibitions each academic term. Organized in conjunction with Dartmouth College courses, these exhibitions are intended to facilitate the curricular use of the museum’s collections.
June 11 through September 4, 2011
This exhibition features over thirty examples of American impressionist and realist pastels, drawings, and paintings by some of the leading artists active at the turn of the twentieth century, including Cecilia Beaux, Frank W. Benson, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Robert Henri, Lila Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. Collected over twenty-five years by Jack Huber, Dartmouth Class of 1963, and his wife, Russell, these works reveal a range of responses to the dramatic cultural and artistic developments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—from the brilliant colors and broad handling of the impressionists, to the grit and verve of the urban realists. The predominant aesthetic in this collection, however, is the period taste for refinement and tranquility as seen in serene landscapes, poetic still lifes, and especially, images of elegant women in repose.
Organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and presented at the Hood through the generous support of the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund, the Philip Fowler 1927 Memorial Fund, and the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.
January 2011 through June 2012
The Yale University Art Gallery has generously loaned forty-six ancient Mediterranean objects to Dartmouth, as part of an initiative intended to foster intra- and inter-institutional collaboration and curricular connections. Four of these objects are now on view in the Kim Gallery. The selection includes a grave stele with a portrait of a boy from Roman North Africa and an early Christian glass cup depicting the raising of Lazarus, as well as two Egyptian mummy portraits with Roman influences. The rest of the loan objects are currently being used for teaching and research in the museum’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center.
Generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The collecting of ancient Egyptian antiquities began at Dartmouth in the nineteenth century with acquisitions of ethnographic, archaeological, and historical interest. This installation includes objects ranging from everyday artifacts to funerary sculptures.
Generously supported by Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.
At the entrance to the museum
A Space for Dialogue is a unique opportunity within Dartmouth’s senior internship program, which includes museum positions in curatorial, public relations, and educational work. Interns choose objects from the Hood’s permanent collection, write descriptions of the objects, design a space, create a brochure, and conduct a public gallery presentation. The program also allows students to develop art projects and displays within the Hood Museum of Art and on the Dartmouth College campus, creating “spaces for dialogue” between works of art and their viewers.
A Space for Dialogue, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr. ’66, and Pamela J. Joyner ’79.
Baker Library, Reserve Corridor
The Epic of American Civilization is an extensive mural painting created by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. The mural is composed of twenty-four distinct panels depicting the history of the Americas from the Aztec migration into Mexico to the industrialization of modern society. Located in the reserve corridor of Baker Library, these scenes cover nearly 3,200 square feet of wall space. The Epic of American Civilization is not only one of Orozco’s finest creations as well as one of Dartmouth’s most treasured collections, but is, additionally, considered among the most exemplary works of mural painting in the nation.